Chicken Chilaquiles Authentic Mexican Breakfast

6 servings
20 min

5 from 14 votes
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutes

Chicken Chilaquiles are an authentic Mexican breakfast that are so savory and packed full of flavor you’re going to want them every day!

Like I said, chilaquiles are an authentic Mexican breakfast! They’re basically tortillas, smothered in tomato sauce with a bunch of spices, with fried eggs and chicken!

One of the best things about chicken chilaquiles is how customizable they are. I personally like to add a little scoops of salsa and sour cream on top! Or if you love avocado, put some slices on!

But honestly, you can add whatever you like!


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What We Love About This Recipe


  • 20 Minute Meal: This recipe is so quick and easy it only takes 20 minutes!
  • Easy Ingredients: You only need 10 easy ingredients to make this savory breakfast. You might even have them in stock already!
  • Family Friendly: The whole family will love this easy, yummy breakfast, especially the kiddos!
  • Adaptable: Can easily adapt to meet dietary needs.
5 from 14 votes


Prep: 5 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutes


Ingredients


  • Shredded Chicken
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Tomato Sauce
Ingredient Notes


  • Shredded Chicken – Shred your chicken to ensure chicken in every bite.
  • Tortilla Chips – For ease, use chips. If you want to, you could use tortillas cut up into quarters.
  • Tomato Sauce – Tomato sauce is what makes these chilaquiles rojos, you could use a green chile sauce for chilaquiles verde.


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How to make Chilaquiles Rojos


These are the basic steps for making Chicken Chilaquiles. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.


STEP 1: Sauce


Combine tomato sauce and spices together in a small bowl. Put this mixture in a pan over high heat.

Add chicken and stir to combine.

STEP 2: Tortilla Chips & Cover


Add tortilla chips and cover while you prepare the eggs.

STEP 3: Fry Eggs

Crack each egg individually into a pan and fry on both sides.

Once the eggs are fried, place them over the chicken mixture. Serve and enjoy!

Helpful Tips


HOW TO MAKE CHILAQUILES AHEAD OF TIME


Season the tomato sauce ahead of time! This doesn’t cut out a lot of time but it’s super easy to store in the fridge until you’re ready with the chicken and eggs.


HOW TO STORE THIS CHILAQUILES RECIPE


Store in an airtight container in the fridge! Make sure to eat the leftovers within 2 days, the longer they sit the soggier they’ll get.


HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE


Freeze in freezer bags! Freezer bags will stack so it’ll save you some freezer space. Chilaquiles can be frozen for up to 1 month.


CAN I REHEAT CHILAQUILES?


Sure, BUT, expect them to be a little soggy or even mushy. They’re best when they’re fresh. If you do want to reheat, throw them in the oven or air fryer to help keep some of the crunch.


Frequently Asked Questions


HOW DO I MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE?

This recipe is already gluten free! Since tortilla chips are made out of corn, they’re gluten free!

CAN I SUBSTITUTE PORK IN PLACE OF CHICKEN?

Sure! Use whatever protein you like, just remember to shred it.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes! This recipe is super easy to double or half!

WHAT CAN I ADD TO IT?

You can add so many things like pico de gallo, hot sauce, cheese or queso, cilantro, salsa, corn and jalapenos!


What to Serve with Chicken Chilaquiles?


Chicken Chilaquiles Authentic Mexican Breakfast
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Ingredients

  • ▢ 2 lbs shredded chicken
  • ▢ 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ▢ 1 cup corn tortilla chips
  • ▢ 1 tsp cumin
  • ▢ 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ▢ 1 tsp onion powder
  • ▢ 1 tsp salt
  • ▢ 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ▢ 4 eggs
  • ▢ 1 tbsp olive oil
Instructions

Combine tomato sauce and spices in a small bowl. Place this mixture in a pan over high heat.
Add chicken and stir to combine.
Add tortilla chips and cover while you prepare the eggs.
Crack each egg individually into a pan and fry on both sides.
Once the eggs are fried, place them over the chicken mixture and serve!
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